Muscat Blanc


Name of varietal: Muscat Blanc
Common synonyms: Moscato (Italy), Moscatel (Spain, Portugal), France: Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat d’Alsace, Muscat de Beaumes de Venises, Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. Muscat of Alexandria, Gelber Müskateller (Germany), Gelber Weihrauch (Austria), Muskuti (Greece), Sargamoskatoly (Hungary), Tamaloasa (Romania), Tomyanka (Russia), Beli Muscat (Yugoslavia), Muscat Cannelli
Parentage of the grape: Muscat has the distinction of being the world’s oldest grape. It was likely born and first vinified in Greece and had a wide dissemination from there.  
History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what is now modern day Eastern Europe. The Egyptians (probably via the Romans) used it to trade with South Africa. The Romans spread it throughout the rest of Europe. The part of the world where its origin is debatable is Australia. The first Australian Read more »

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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Austria

    Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional ...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Moscato d'Asti

    Moscato d’Asti is a lightly sweet sparkling wine produced in the town of Asti, in the Piedmont ...

  • Asti

      Asti is a city and subregion of Piedmont, in the northwest of Italy. The famous sparkling ...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

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  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery

      Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, ...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • Canyon Road Winery

    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

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Muscat Blanc on Snooth

  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Vin de Pays d'Oc Little James' Basket Press Blanc 2012


    Pretty nice French white blend of viognier and sauvignon blanc. The viognier comes through here with some floral notes and dried apricot. There's just a bit of zing from the sauvignon's acidity that plays well with the viognier. Very good QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Clendenen Family Vineyards Petit Verdot 2008


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Domaine Maurice Schoech Cotes d'Ammerschwihr 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by paramedic

  • Beni di Batasiolo Bosc Dla Rei Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2009


    I was first introduced to Moscato at the Mondavi winery in Napa. Our guide said Robert Mondavi had a glass each day and they included it in our tasting flight. I love big red cabs, but really enjoyed the moscato that day. The DOCG is one of our favorite moscatos - very flavorful. Nice desert wine, and just plain enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by Ricercare

  • Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls Blanc 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for 8.50.Banyuls is an AOC created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back centuries,for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediiterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish frontier.The borders of the AOC are the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante 2010


    A must-have during the holidays! Its gentle and sweet characteristics linger in my tastebud. An absolute consideration for non-spirit-lover/first-timers and of course, for the connoisseur. Read More

    Wine review by 23rdEve

  • Primo Amore Moscato 2010


    I'm a very inexperienced drinker so I always stay away from things I'm not sure how they'll taste. I tried this at Olive Garden with the recommendation from our waiter and now I've been on the hunt to BUY it locally. It's is PERFECT. Loved it, heaven in my mouth! Could turn me into a wino. ;) Read More

    Wine review by tesdawn

  • Sequin Moscato 2012


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    Wine review by melnie70

  • The Skinny Vine Mini Moscato 2012


    Light, sweet, wet and not tart like other Moscatos I've tried. It's a notch above Riuniti's D'oro which seems to be a typical crowd favourite. No tartness, no off-putting aftertaste, it's easy on the palette and doesn't weigh the consumer down with heady flavors and complexities. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis

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